Young County Bibliography

Loftin, Jack. Complete cemetery census of Young County, Texas, 1837-1995
Wichita Falls, TX, 454 pages, cemetery map. "Sponsored in part by the Archer County Historical Commission"

Johnson, Della Cornelia - Papers.
Located in the Southwest Collection, Texas Tech Campus, Lubbock, Texas.
Contains handwritten autobiography describing her childhood in Arkansas (1878-1892) and her move to Jones
County, Texas and later to Young County, Texas.

Fort Belknap Genealogical Association, Fort Belknap, Texas.
Microfilm l
ocated in the Southwest Collection, Texas Tech Campus, Lubbock, Texas.
Collection consists of printed material pertaining to the activities of the association, including
literary productions concerning local and Fort Belknap history. Formed May 19, 1962, for the
purpose of preserving the local history of the Fort Belknap area, a former U.S. Military Post
located on the Brazos River in Young County, Texas. The late Dr. Kenneth Neighbours was
the first president of the association.

Fort Belknap Genealogical Association, Fort Belknap, Texas.
Located at Fort Belknap Archives
.
Collection consists of printed material pertaining to the activities of the association, including
literary productions concerning local and Fort Belknap history. Formed May 19, 1962, for the
purpose of preserving the local history of the Fort Belknap area, a former U.S. Military Post
located on the Brazos River in Young County, Texas. The late Dr. Kenneth Neighbours was
the first president of the association and its archivist. The late Mrs. Barbara Neal Ledbetter
was the first assistant archivist of the archives.

Graham, Colonel Edwin Smith - Family papers
Includes printed material and newsclippings dealing with the Malcolm Kintner Graham and E. C. Stovall
families. Malcolm Kinter Graham is the son of Col. Edwin Smith Graham. E.C. Stovall's son, Norman Dunbar
Stovall married Malcolm Kintner Graham's daughter, Louise Graham. Collection bulks (1932) with printed
material including a booklet by M. K. Graham entitled "Continuous Prosperity." E. S. Graham came to Texas
as an agent for Peters Colony and founded Graham, Texas, and the E. S. Graham Company. This company
handled land sales, sheep raising, farming and coal mining interests and was managed by several generations of
the Graham family.

Young County, Texas 1860 census
transcribed by Barbara A. Neal Ledbetter.

Texas cemetery records Young County
D.A.R. Genealogical Records Committee, Dallas, Texas, 1958
.
Microfilm located at the Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas

Texas cemetery records Young County
D.A.R. Genealogical Records Committee, Dallas, Texas, 1958.

Originals located at the Graham Public Library, Grahm, Texas.

Britt, Cloma. William Mason Goode, Mary Catherin Fry : Dublin, Ireland-Virginia-Missouri, Young County,
Texas : from there to here, 1829-1983
: Azle, Tex. (Rte. 1, Box 365-J-47, Azle 76020), self-published.
Goode family. Frye family. Young County (Tex.)

Daughters of the American Revolution.
Probate minutes, book A, 1876-1883, county court house, Young County, Graham, Texas.
Records copied by Ruth M. (Gilliland) Roebuck.

Census of the Proffitt Cemetery, Young Co., Texas, Newcastle, Texas, 1971.

Robinson, Charles M. The Indian trial : the complete story of the Warren Wagon Train massacre and the fall
of the Kiowa Nation
, Spokane, WA. A.H. Clark Co., 1996.
Includes bibliographical references and index. Satank - Kiowa Chief, 1810-1871; Satanta - Kiowa Chief,
d. 1878; Warren Wagon Train Massacre, 1871 [book has some historical value;
most dialogue and history is fictional].

Braun, Matthew. Black Fox. St. Martin's Paperbacks, New York, N.Y., 1972.
ISBN: 0312953550 (pbk.)
Fiction account of Comanche Indians and events occurring in Young County

Bullock, Marion Kelley. The story of First Baptist Church, past and present, Olney, Texas, 1988.
First Baptist Church (Olney, Tex.)

Bradshaw, Alyce Marie. From pioneer to prosperity, 1876-1926 : a narrative of growth and development in
Young County, Texas, as reported in the Graham Leader
. Master's Thesis, Midwestern University, Wichita
Falls, Texas, 1969.

Ledbetter, Barbara A. Neal. Indian raids on Warren, Dubose, Feild, Man wagon trains, 1871, in Young
and Jack counties : Indian trials which followed with trial documents
,
self-published. Graham, Tex. 76450

Edwin Smith Graham Company, 1939.
Located at Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas
Correspondence; financial and legal material, including bills, receipts, ledgers, land leases, oil and mineral
leases, and shorthorn cattle pedigrees; advertising material and posters; photos; and other records, relating to
business and Graham family matters. Topics include oil exploration, social life and courtship, politics, West
Point Military Academy, emigration from Texas, German Jews during the 1930s, and Graham and Young
County, Tex. Diversified company established by E.S. Graham in 1870; primarily made land sales based on
lands originally held by Texas Emigration and Land Company, but also had interests in sheep and cattle
ranching, farming, and coal mining.

Martin, P. A. The history of Young County, Texas.
1972 transcription of incomplete
manuscript located at the Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Ledbetter, Barbara A. Neal. Scrapbook of Young County, Graham, Texas.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Ledbetter, Barbara A. Neal - Papers, 1960
1 microfilm reel (50 ft.) located at the Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas. : Consists of
scrapbooks, 1960, concerning personal affairs and historic events in Young County, Texas. Includes materials
on the Civil War and Robert S. Proffitt, Millie Durgan, and Zechariah Ellis Coombes. Barbara Ledbetter was a
journalist and author from Fort Belknap, Texas. She taught school and at one time served as assistant archivist
at the Fort Belknap Archives.

John E. Morrison Company (Graham, Tex.), 1896.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
3 microfilm reels. Containes six ledger books of business from 1896-1901.

Plum Grove Baptist Church, Markley, Texas, Young County, church membership records and minutes.
Historical Committee of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, 1987
Microfiches : negative.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Includes: v.1-7 (Apr. 1888-Aug. 1987) Title from accompanying sheet. Eye-legible header: Tx.
Markley. Plum Grove Baptist Church.

White, Reverend. Papers, 1877.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
6 leaves - An otherwise blank copy book contains five and a half handwritten papers describing Rev. White's
travels in Texas during the summer of 1877. The narrative begins at Waco, continues to Graham City via
covered wagon. Weatherford, Breckenridge, Hog Island (scene of 1st Presbyterian camp meeting in Texas),
and the West Fork of the Trinity are among the other locales mentioned. Reverend White (name otherwise
unknown) was an itinerant Presbyterian minister from Virginia who held camp meetings in Texas in the
summer of 1877.

John E. Morrison Company. Records, 1875.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Includes correspondence, Presbyterian Church files, legal material and financial material. Collection bulks with
financial records of the J. E. Morrison Company, noting purchases by the company and also the purchases
made by customers. The Presbyterian Church materials deal with the construction of the church building and
include blueprints for the organ, elevator, and seating arrangements. Retail chain. Founded in 1881 by early
Graham, Texas, resident John E. Morrison, and incorporated in 1907. The company dealt in dry goods,
groceries, furniture, undertaking, hardware, and implements. In addition to the store in Graham, there were
branch stores in the Texas towns of Loving, Newcastle, Throckmorton and Olney. John E. Morrison was also
founder of the Graham First Presbyterian Church.

Morrison, Adger A. Family papers, 1885
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Includes photographs and scrapbooks pertaining to the Morrison family. Collection bulks with Morrison family
photographs which include interior scenes and several ice skating scenes. There are also postcards of buildings
in Graham, Texas, and scrapbooks of poems and illustrations from magazines. Early residents of Graham,
Texas. Family members included Adger A. Morrison and his wife, Georgie Garrett Morrison, and their
daughter, Annie Lucile Morrison Harbison. Adger A. Morrison's father, John E. Morrison, was founder of the
Graham First Presbyterian Church.

Hockaday, Benton S., Family papers
1 microfilm reel - Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Includes financial material, legal material and scrapbook material. Collection bulks (1913-1966) with
scrapbooks pertaining to the Hockaday family. One scrapbook holds a small postage stamp collection. Legal
and financial materials concern land in Hill County, Texas. Also includes a family Bible, a notebook
containing a few pages of reminiscenses and microfilm of scrapbook material concerning the 1913 graduating
class of Honey Grove, Texas; Assistant postmaster. Born in 1895 in Honey Grove, Texas. After graduating
from high school in 1913, he attended Eastman Business College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Served as
assistant postmaster of Graham, Texas from 1921-1957. Married Laulette Morris in 1922. Mrs. Hockaday was
raised in Hubbard, Texas, and attended Baylor University. They had one son, John Benton Hockaday.

Morrison, John E. Family papers, 1835.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Includes scrapbook material, photographs and correspondence. Collection bulks (1887-1955) with scrapbook
material consisting of newsclippings concerning family members, and pertaining to social and business
activities in Graham, Texas. There are also family photographs and two letters dating to the 1830s. John E.
Morrison and his family operated the J. E. Morrison Company in Graham, Texas. Established in 1881 and
incorporated in 1907, the company dealt in dry goods, groceries, furniture, undertaking, hardware and farm
implements. The family also operated stores in Newcastle and Loving, Texas. Family members included
Morrison, his son Adgar A. Morrison and his grandaughter Annie Lucile Morrison Harbison.

McDonald, Arch Columbus, Papers, 1903.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Includes correspondence, financial and legal material, photographs, printed material, and miscellaneous
material. Collection bulks (1911-1938) with financial documents such as bank statements, tax receipts, and
account books. Of special interest is the correspondence with single women through lonely hearts clubs.
Also contains photographs of unidentified children and families and various advertisements and catalogs.
Farmer. Born in 1882. Farmed in Young County, Texas, during the 1930s.

Wilkinson, Anna Reynolds. Papers, 1898.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Contains newsclippings, a photograph of Phin and Ben Reynolds and a transcript of an oral history interview
concerning the Wilkinson and Reynolds families. Newclippings feature articles about the Reynolds and
Matthews family. Homemaker, school teacher. Born in 1882 at Reynolds Bend, Texas, on the Brazos River.
Daughter of Benjamin Franklin Reynolds and Florence Rebecca Matthews. Grew up in or near Throckmorton,
Texas, and married W. Clark Wilkinson of Young County, Texas, September 5, 1904. Taught school around
Throckmorton, Texas, for three years.

Donnell, Thomas Franklin. Family papers, 1925
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Consists of scrapbook material pertaining to Young County, Texas, printed material pertaining to Olney, Texas,
and a photograph of Thomas Franklin Donnell. Of particular interest are newsclippings which include
obituaries of early settlers, personal accounts of early settlers, and historical information on Young County,
Texas, and its prominent residents. Mill owner. Donnell moved to Young County, Texas in 1876 and
eventually established the first flour mill west of Fort Worth, Texas, on the Clear Fork of the Brazos river.

Cusenbary, Daniel D. Papers, 1946
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Includes newspaper articles by Cusenbary concerning the history of Graham, Texas, and Young County,
Texas. Served as county clerk, county tax collector, and county

Middleton, John W. History of the regulators and moderators and the Shelby County War in 1841 and 1842,
in the Republic of Texas : with facts and incidents in the early history of the Republic and State, from 1837 to
the annexation, together with incidents of frontier life and Indian troubles, and the war on the Reserve in
Young County in 1857
.

Fort Worth, Tex. Loving Pub. Co., 1883.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Ledbetter, Barbara A. Neal. Index to Civil war days in Young County, Texas, 1861-1865,
self-published, 1970.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas..

Samuels, Nancy Timmons. Medlan medley : a history of the A. B. Medlan home, Young County, Texas.
Fort Worth, Texas, self-published, 1965
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Possum Kingdom Country Book Committee. Possum Kingdom Country,
Graford, Texas, self-published, 1978.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Includes index. Bibliography

Roots in Young County.
Young County Historical Commission, © 1978.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Ledbetter, Barbara A. Neal. Civil war days in Young County, Texas, 1861-1865.
Newcastle, Texas, 1965.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Scrapbook of Young county : a pictorial history.
Young County Federation of Women's Clubs, 1941;

Young County Historical Commission, 1982.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Ledbetter, Barbara A. Neal. Centennial Grahamana, 1872-1972. self-published, 1972.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Cover title. "Contains a potpourri of features which were written for The Graham News between 1964 and
1972 relative to Graham and surrounding area.".

Crouch, Carrie Johnson. Young County; history and biography.
Dallas, Dealey and Lowe, 1937.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Crouch, Carrie Johnson. Young County; history and biography.
Dallas, Dealey and Lowe, 1956.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Inventory of county records, Young County courthouse, Graham, Texas.
Denton: Center for Community Services, North Texas State University, 1975.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Williams, Henry C. The Indian raid in Young County, Texas, October 13, 1864.
Houston : Union National Bank, 1935
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Young County Historical Survey Committee. Graham centennial history, Graham, Texas, l872-l972:
100 years of progress from salt works to space age.

Quanah, Texas: Nortex Offset Publications, 1972.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Shirley, Glenn. The fighting Marlows: men who wouldn't be lynched.
Fort Worth, Texas: Texas Christian University Press, 1994
.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Reitz, Robert. Contemplating ruination: Texas flung near and far.
Oak Cliff, Texas: Sun and Shadow Press, 1991.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Graford, Palo Pinto County -- Archer City, Archer County -- Lost Valley, Jack County --
Clarendon, Donley County -- Caddo, Stephens County -- Markley, Young County

Cook, Lois Gains. The History of Education in Young County, Texas.
Dallas, Texas: Southern Methodist University, 1941.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Reed, Harris - editor. A history of the Tonk Valley Baptist Church, 1877-1972, Young County, Texas.
Graham, Texas: Tonk Valley Baptist Church, 1972.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Ledbetter, Barbara A. Neal. General William Goldsmith Belknap (1794-1851), founder of Fort Belknap,
Young County, Texas.
Archer City, Texas: McCrain Pub. Co., 1975.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Ledbetter, Barbara A. Neal. Marlow brothers ordeal, 1881-1892 : 138 days of hell in Graham on the Texas
frontier
.
self-published. No footnotes. No bibliography.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

King, B. W. Papers, 1921.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Includes correspondence, literary productions, and legal material concerning B. W. King. Bulks (1921-1947)
with legal material pertaining to his law partnership and court cases in Graham, and Young County, Texas.
Attorney. Established a law partnership with C. E. Marshall in Graham, Texas.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

Clay family. Papers, 1930
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Includes scrapbook material pertaining to Erath County and nearby Texas counties. The Clays were a pioneer
family from Dublin, Erath County, Texas. Cattle Raisers Association of Texas. Ranches.

McFarlane, William Doddridge. Papers, 1919.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Papers concern the career of McFarlane, including scrapbooks documenting his term as United States
congressman; legal and court records relating to the Indian Claims Commission; classified files concerning his
political and civic activities in Graham, Texas from 1970 to 1980. Lawyer.

Brown, Rob, collector. Throckmorton County collection, 1882.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.
Collection consists of titles, leases, & abstracts for land sales in Throckmorton County and Newcastle, Texas.
Throckmorton County, Texas, was created from Fannin County in 1858 and organized in 1879.
The Texas Emigration and Land Company, or Peter's Colony, was active in land sales in the county.

Ledbetter, Barbara A. Neal. A history of the Absentee Shawnee Indians, 1850's :
who once camped in Young County, Texas.

self published.
Southwest Collection, Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas.

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